Nick Saban now makes an even more obscene amount of money to coach the Alabama Crimson Tide, as it recently came to light that the head coach will make more than $11 million per season moving forward. While he is worth every penny based on the results Saban has produced in Tuscaloosa in recent years, that won’t stop discussion around his pay level and whether it should be replicated elsewhere.
To that end, though, Clay Travis of FOX Sports has a different idea and one that is, well, absurd. In short, he suggests that each of the other 13 member institutions of the SEC should, in colluding fashion, pay Saban a $4 million stipend with the result being that Saban would agree to leave the conference.
Without getting too deep into the logistics here, this is obviously something that would never and should never happen. Getting even one SEC team to admit defeat with regard to Saban in this fashion would be a wild event but, throwing in the other 12 would be absolute lunacy.
Considering the source would be the best method when trying to evaluate the legitimacy of this idea but, in fairness, it did come along in radio fashion. The clip can be found below if you want to entertain it.